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decades. but questioning a practice that allows him and others to collect from two different pots of money. after 37 years of service, the health services director dr. william walker retired in september. he is performing the same job as a contract employee for the county. >> they can work for the agency up to 960 hours of year for pay. dr. walker is working for half time of pay. >> walker's income 294,000 . 80,000 as an on call physician. now he is collect being half of the 190,000 base salary and a pension of 264,000. from a fund that the county subsidizes. walker now gets $360,000 peryear. >> these are costs that are
coming out of the county's budget. chris hunt is the executive director of the contra costa taxpayer's association. >> it is smart on his decision to make but the county not so much. the pension and the additional salary to pay. >> the supervisor said walker is a handful of managers that required and returned to the county as contract workers. >> there may be people retiring after age 50 and coming back. that is the case where there appears to be abuse. dick >> we are not comfortable with it. >> larry is supporting assembly bill 340 and curtail of the practice of retiring and returning the next. >> is it lawful or right? >> it is lawful and if it is earn paid for it is right. if we want to change that, we can change that. >> county leaders say and in
dr. walker's case his arrangement saved 300,000 a year that is money they would spend hiring a replacement. dr. walker is away at meetings and at 65 years of age it made sense to retire, but he wanted stick around and realize his dream of health care reform. >> abc 7 news. >> governor brown will release his revised state budget next week. this week republicans unveil would their plan that promised no new taxes. there is a break down and potential problems with it. >> it didn't take long but the republican plan ignored california's long-term financial problem. the assembly republican budget proposal wipes away the deficit without raising taxes, a spark contrast to governor
brown's tax for sales tax and vehicles for five more years. >> the voters are clear that is their desire. >> republicans want to assume a five billion wind fall. tax collections are up two and half billion . the proposal assumes that voters will go for empties out funds for mental health and kid's programs . gop lawmakers target state worker pay and department budgets, saving 1.7 billion by cutting each 10 percent . programs for the needy would be slashed 1.4 billion dollars. >> their document is looking at this as a short-term problem and using highly ricky - risky assumptions. california teachers who have been here all week pushing for governor brown's tax extension
say they want the proposal to give wind fall . the rest of the line items shouldn't suffer. >> it is not just a problem for schools, but for the state's budget. everything from public safety to the parks and health care. >> if you don't tax people, they have the opportunity to grow more and spend more, so the path way we're providing without taxes, we think will stimulate the economy even more. >> once they figure out this year, the battle will be far from over. the analyst predicts that the state budget will have a $20 billion deficit every year for the next five years. abc sevennews. >> to san francisco next. supervisors are considering a new law to protect workers wages and benefits. workers are denied their legal drew. heather ishimaru is in
chinatown with the story. >> we are in chinatown because of a staggering statistic that one out of two restaurant workers made less than the legal minimum wage. but the problem is not limited to just chinatown or just to restaurants. [cheers and applause] >> more than a dozen worker's rights groups rallied in city hall in a crack down on employers who ignore labor laws it is about workers who are paid below the legal minimum or denied wages for when they work. >> it comes in not being paid overtime and receiving breaks and not paid at all in some instances. sometimes they work off of the clock and told to clock out and do other duties and not pay for it. >> the restaurant where she
worked 10 years cut back her hours when she asked to be paid for sick time. she doesn't want to tell us the name of the restaurant. >> i know, i would claim my right, i would get fired right away. >> the supervisors have authored the wage theft bill. san francisco progressive alliance said it is a 30 billion problem nationally. last year 36 billion was recovered for workers from construction to retail. employers would be cited immediately for an offense instead of 10 days later and increase retaliation penalty from $500 to a $1,000. the legislation is going to strengthen enforcement and give more tools to the office of labors enforcement. >> young workers united put
together this guide where workers report good working conditions. among them the bakery that is a coop. >> it is more about the profit and bottom line and we take care of ourselves and make sure we are supporting our community in every way we can. >> it is not just about big business. there was a hearing in city hall after the rally today where there was not a single opposition speaker. the golden gate restaurant association while they have not read every word of the ordinance, they strongly support it in principle saying that everyone should be playing by the same rules. heather ishimaru, abc 7 news. >> double murder of a san jose garage appears to be a case was domestic violence. victims were two graduating seniors . 25 year old cindy caliguiran and 26 year old thomas kyle williams were hot and killed in a car by 54 year old
napolian caliguiran, cindy's husband who then killed himself . san jose state student body president knew cindy caliguiran well. they were working on a project together. >> she was a sweetheart and everyone liked her in the group. she was a glowing person. it is hard to believe. >> the couple lived in the upscale apartment complex in north san jose. they didn't know cindy caliguiran was married. >> there is a bus accident that sent six people to the hospital. we apologize for the signal it is a bit weak. police say it was not the driver's fault. a van ran the red light and the transit bus crashed. four passengers and driver was hurt. >> there is another attack in
the napa state hospital unit that houses criminally insane. a patient was badly beaten. a staffer was killed there last year. here's the story from nick >> dan, the hospital in a written statement will only confirm that there was an attack on a patient by another patient. no details. but we learned that it was violent and bloody. >> if it has to be a national guard bring them to insure safety. >> he echoes the sentiments of workers who talked to us. last night's attack happened about 9:00 in the forensics unit. where the criminally insane and violent patients are held. victor was charged with a brutal assault on a fellow patient in the bedroom. this is the nurse that responded to the emergency, only wants her first name used. >> the victim was lying next to the bed and he was severely
beat yen blood on his face and wall. >> this is the second attack in four days, on sunday, another patient in the forensics unit assaulted a tech. last night police arrested glen bennett for an attack that happened on march 30th. there are several incidents and one murder since last fall. a tech was killed by a patient who stalked her on the grounds. jess massey was charged with murder. it was this case that galvinized hospital workers who are demanding more security in the dangerous unit. one is a predator who assaulted several patients in the past few days. >> it causes him to act out in an aggressive manner. >> one tech wors about the safety of patients who are the victims of more assaults than
staff. >> these people live here and here for treatment. it is our job to protect them as best as we can. but we need the tools in order to do that. >> the patient who was beaten last night was transferred to a local hospital. that hospital has yet to return our calls. we don't know what his condition is, but a staffer here at napa said when he was transferred last night, he was in serious condition. staffers here in the hospital asking that question: when will all of the attacks stop when will sacramento help them out? >> still to come on abc 7 news. a killer freed from san quentin prison. >> she didn't have a chance to grow i have the live my life the best i can. >> also tonight, pebble power. hundreds of bay area commuters
>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> a man serving a life sentence for killing his 14 year old step sister was forbegin by his family tonight. ernest morgan was pulled -- paroled from san quentin after serving 24 years of the cripes. >> it is his first year of freedom in 24 years. he was 18 years old when he was begin a life sentence and never thought the day would
come. >> with all due respect, i took someone's life and there was a time if i had to do the rest of my life in prison, i could understand because of the things i are done. >> morgan shot and killed a 14 year old step sister when she walked in on him burglarizing the tep father's home. but over the years the family far gave him. >> if the stepfather forgave him and heal from the pain ernest caused him and the family, the rest of us can support and participate in the healing. >> morgan walked out of prison with a bible and family bible and appointment book. but even as he and family focus on the life, the life of his 14 year told step sister is on his mind. >> she was a beautiful girl. she didn't have a chance to grow and be the person she could have been because of me.
i have to live the rest of the my life being the best that i can in her name. >> san quentin said he was a model prisoner and participate in programs for at risk youth. he has big plans, but the first stop was to the cathedral to say a prayer of thanks. >> i will go to san francisco state and get my degree in business and work with at risk youth. >> ernest morgan will go in transitional housing. his family wants him home, he wants structure to make sure he readjusts successfully. >> one side note of the lifers that applied for parole only five percent were set free. >> someone's dream home is gone. the house collapsed on itself this evening. the aftermath of a fire we showed you at 5:00. the house is where the fire
started. no injuries were reported. but the homes on either side caught fire as well. damage to those two houses is not as severe. >> hundreds of san francisco commuters saved on gas by riding the bike to work. bike enthusiast have plenty of to cheer out. the city has laid out 10 miles of bike lanes. the city wide total is under 15 miles of bike liance. >> i think it is getting better. people are realizing that exercise is important and i think a lot of people are driving and wishing they were riding their bikes. >> there is an increase in bike readership 58 percent over the last four years. >> it was a lovely day to bike to work. >> cool and breezy. >> but you work up a sweat. >> i can't please them. little cool. it was a nice day, wasn't it. >> yes. >> warmer than earlier in the
week. high temperatures were 10 degrees warmer. look at the camera beyond the golden gate. clear skies as far as you can see. you will get a beautiful view. look at high temperatures today . numbers next to them indicating how much warmer it was yesterday. 76 for today . walnut creek 11 degrees higher. livermore 75 degrees . exception was half moon bay which was two degrees cooler with a high of pen degrees. and clear lake one degrees cooler. high of 72. we are looking at foo in antioch and 70 in concord and 71 in santa rosa . 50s near the coast. these are the highlights. sunny and mild again tomorrow . cooler and cloudier on saturday. showers on saturday night and continue in sunday morning.
this afternoon, as we look at the satellite image. frontal system passed through. we dried off with a flow from the north. sunny skies in the area. we'll have a day tomorrow like today. sunny and mild. over the weekend, things will change as the cold air mass drops down from the gulf of alaska. skies will be cloudy and showers in saturday night and continuing in sunday morning and beyond. start off 5:00 saturday afternoon. it should be dry, but later in the evening, 10:00 saturday night, we'll see the first wave of showers moving on shore. showers sunday morning and a break but not for long because there could be other waves of shower activity coming in after that. that is iffy, but hope for dry weather for the race at least. upper 40s to around 50 and north bay valleys, chilly with lows in the low 40s .
tomorrow's high. low to mid-70s and on the peninsula highs to the upper 60s to 70 degrees . downtown san francisco, a high of 72 and north bay highs mainly mid to low to midcents and east bay hice in the upper 60 to about cent . inland east bay midcents all the way . monterey bay low cents in the bay and mid-to upper 70s inland. here is the 7-day forecast. i mentioned clouds thickening over the weekend and there you have a cool day on sunday. inland highs in the 60s . slight chance of showers monday and tuesday and wednesday of next week. we'll warm up and sunny up on thursday. >> as we approach the end of >> thank you, spencer. and still ahead the death photos, of osama bin laden. >> you will hear from a bay area congresswoman that saw them today.
campaign. the assignment was a violation of its policis and should have been declined. >> the number of empty houses and apartment in california is taken a dramatic rise. according to the new data, the vacancy rate for ret rental system two percent higher. a lot of people are leaving the state or doubling up with relatives. homeownership dropped a full percentage point to 59.5 percent. median age is 35-2. that is two years higher than the last census . the average family is three and half people. that is higher as well even though fewer households have children. >> u.s. postal service. two bay area cities make the top 20 for dog attacks. houston had 62 attacks last year and followed by san diego and columbus ohio with 45 . los angeles is number three on the list.
sacramento is ninth . san jose 15th with 23 attacks and oakland 19 with 18 dog attackings. >> just ahead. new at 6:30. dan and the abc team confront a parking control supervisor. >> we want to make sure you have the right to comment. >> complaints of harassment and violence he faces on and off of the job. >> he would explode and that is going to be too late. >> i will scared for my life. i have to watch my back. >> and so why has the city done nothing to stop him? ouououououououououououououououou "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
accusations that a parking control supervisor broke the line. >> and now co-workers are talk toth abc 7 team. >> there are restraining orders and lawsuits of assault and ticket fixing and all about one parking control supervisor. the reports are stacking up and nothing happens . officers who work under him how far things have to go before the city takes action. >> parking control supervisor doesn't want to talk to us. >> we are doing a story on channel 7 and want to make sure you have the right to comment. >> plenty of people are going on the record about him. >> he will explode. and i was afraid. >> afraid of what? >> afraid he would catch me by myself and try to physically harm me. >> i am scared for my life. i got to watch my back. 2010, their list of complaint
system long. but mta employees said management refuse to take action even after going to court. this shows him waiting outside of the police tow lot. a driver who was dating his ex-wife arrives. out of the cameras few. he attacked and hit him with pepper spray and throwing him to the ground and breaking his wrist. the tow driver sued the city and both cases are making its way through the control system. marcus john said he never used pepper spray in 15 years with the defendant. >> we are told by protocol to walk away from any situation that is violent. >> three months later, a limo driver accused him of road rage. they made no arrest but a short time later, they were captured on surveillance at a taco bell.
you can see him reaching for the pepper spray. >> he was sprayed in the face and munched in the head. he claimed self defense. but a witness said the limo driver was backing away from georgeopolis. this case is still in court. >> i don't want to see the city working with this kind of people. >> it is a familiar story for the beer truck driver. he was unloading in 2009 when he was told to move the truck. moran asked him to write the ticket. but the parking supervisor flew in a rage. >> i don't have problem wu. i don't want to lose my job. he threw his jacket on the floor and start like acting like he was going to fight with me. >> serious stuff and not mickey mouse stuff. >> john said he and the co-workers have been warning the mta in personnel
complaints for years. >> they are falling on deaf ears. >> john became a target after he was asked to fix a ticket for a friend. >> i told him i would not do it, it is illegal. he reapproaches me and saying because i didn't void the citation for him i will be dealt with him by him and he will take me outside and beat me up. >> the officer's job is to enforce the proper use. his problem when he ran a citizen complaint anded elias and his wife were using a disabled permit illegally. >> do we really want to go there? because we know elias would be coming after us. >> he said a supervisor told them to let it go. >> we'll let him take care of
it this time. >> shortly after. he filed a complaint and alleging and investigating. >> i will get you. you better watch your back. >> event yutly - eventually he was assaulted and he depot a restraining order and even with that in place, senior manager still allowed georgeopolis to supervise him. >> the city needs to do something before someone gets hurt. another parking control officer filed a sexium harassment lawsuit. he followed her on the ticket route. >> you are on your own. >> yes. >> he keeps on showing up. >> right when no one is around and can see . as a supervisor. he had acess to her information. >> he would call me at len:45 and 1:00 and 2:00 in the morning and he would be
intoxicate saying that he had a dream of me and dreaming of me. >> he inappropriately touched her in a office christmas party several times. >> he touched the small of my back and then he would touch my buttac. >> the harassment was no secret. at one point a sympathetic supervisor sent an appeal. it is terrifying, he threatened to write up a new officer if she would not go out with him and give him a kiss. we are scared. >> they filed complaints with the equal opportunity commission and mta director sent a memo saying he will have to keep his distance. a stay away order is being begin prohibiting verbal or physical contact with you. but the department didn't honor that order and allowed
georgopolis to supervise her anyway. he denied. >> i felt he was untouchable. >> and this complaint from the superior court judge linda colfax who was a deputy public defener. she called him a rogue officer. she criticized his erratic driving, he tailed her and swerving and accelerating and yelling obscenities. >> we took it to the mta chief. >> what you presented is disturbing to me and we will make sure we get to the bottom of it and make sure our employees are treating each other with respect and dignity. >> you should know that the city attorney paid by your tax dollars is defending georgopolis in all of these cases. we took it to the board of supervisors and they will look into it as well. if you want to weigh in leave
recruiting tool to put our troops at risk. he was some of the handful of lawmakers invited to the cia to view the photos. at a they are graphic and thompson said one thing is clear. >> from the photos, are what they are. osama bin laden is dead . he can no longer arm americans, our allies or anyone else. we are a better place because of that. >> house democratic leader nancy pelosi had no plan to look at the photos. and senate finance committee faced off with the heads of five big oil companies over the rising prices at the putch. oil companies four and half in tax breaks and subsidies. >> and now businesses should of course, make a profit .
that's the american way, it drives our economy. but do they actually need these taxpayer subsidies. >> over seas companies can outbid and win the students . unfortunately this does impact u.s. jobs. >> robert men endez sponsored a bill that would eliminate big oil. the extra revenue would go to pay down the national debt. >> if they raise the taxes, congress will spend the dime and not go pay town the deficit. >> senators agreed that today's hearing will do nothing to bring gas leann back under four dollars a gallon. >> the last of three bills. they would open up the east and west coast and alaska and the gulf of mexico. none of the bills is expected
to pass the senate. democrat barbara boxer called it an assault on the economy. the dow joins gained 65 . cisco systems of san jose fell five percent after reporting a drop in earnings and lowering the profit forecast. >> how the weather can affect the california bike race this weekend. >> and how berkeley students create my oasis.
george >> a four year old boy and his parents made a 4000 journey from lima peru to palo alto for a surgery to save his life. he desperately needed a kidney transplanttment his mother's cousin was a perfect match. she donated one of her kidneys. the life saving operation took place in the children's hospital in stanford. >> the kidney serves like a coffee filter. one of the things that the kidney is to holted on to is
protein. you need protein to grow and thrive. his kidney, the filter had holes and he leaked protein. and relative in peru and friends from around the world began a fund raising campaign. and we have a suck story from the east bay. couple of college buddies that literally grown a business from what otherwise might be thrown away. here's the story from oakland. >> there's probably no better place for guys to grow n than in a warehouse. if it is possible for fungus operations to be fancy, this is it. but it was not always for the owners of back to the root. >> we started in his kitchen. >> they were wanting to be investment banker. the professor said growing
mush rom from coffee grounds. only one grew and they were too scared to eat it. >> we took it to a restaurant in berkeley and wanted to see how it was. we are looking to looking at white buttons. >> these are no white buttons. they are part of the kit that sells in whole foods in the country. >> 19.99 from trash. and giddy, maybe. smart no doubt. they struck a deal and collects 20,000 grounds a week . as the sprouted that uses waste to grow food. what to do with all of their own waste. they tried to do what any college opportunities would do. sold it on craig's list. there is a huge market for mushroom soil. they sell that, too. their business and product
continue to grow. and the next venture. >> and show people that you can operate a successful company and still your main focus is positively impacting the community. >> it is proof that one man's trash is another man's mushroom. >> and yeah, who knew? >> really. interesting. >> figure that out. we'll update the weather forecast. >> spencer christian is here for us. >> we have mild weather. sunny skis and high temperatures in the inland areas in the low to mid-70s and mid-to upper 60s around the bay . just to the south in monterey bay. low 70 in watsonville and santa cruz . midcent in holister and gilroy and morgan hill. on to the colsiium. as taking on the white sox.
temperature dropping from 56 to the start of the game to 52 degrees. weekend forecast for tahoe. friday and saturday sunny and mild and snow on sunday for the first stage of the tour of california race. i don't know if they put snow tours on the bikes. cycle carefully. on to the 7-day forecast. mild tomorrow and clouds thicken on saturday . showers saturday night and continue on sunday. it will be a wet day on sunday . slight chance of showers first part of next week. >> a new comedy from the producers of the hang overs is opening tomorrow. it is called bridesmaids. we have don's review. >> i am engaged. >> mya is getting married . asked kristen wig to be her maid of honor and it is whelming. she closed her baking business and living with two weird
roommates and a boyfriend who sees her as a number. >> you should come to the wedding with me? >> no. >> yes, that is john ham . then she meets the rest of the girl and including the social climber. >> you are so pretty. >> so cute. did you come from work. >> daggers and the rivalry is own. she wants to take over the wed friendship in mia's life. >> i had a dream last night, that we went down, you're in it. >> she takes a shot to calm her down. >> i'm ready. to party. >> oh, yeah. >> and that is an incident. this is a new take on the romance movie and meets a state trooper who likes her. it is an extremes in relationships and forgiveness . how strong the bond between
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>>i hope you join me on coffee tv 20. coming up berkeley bound. how a senior is planing to walk across the stage and receive his diploma. and standing room only. crush of people who crowded in san jose and the health felt appeal . >> and now to the south bay and sharks hockey. so far, so good. >> things are looking good. >> nothing like a game sevenin the n hl.
beat detroit and everybody wearing teal can exhale. a lose complete a epic collapse. out with a body injury . playing tonight. nothing will cope him from this . only in front . 20 seconds later. joe thornton one nothing sharks and intercept and fires on a stunned howard. two-nothing sharks after one period of play. they had to intermission. sharks hang on and they are moving on. >> another day and one run day and a giants victory. they get down and funky with it. they told mow. sure home he would start and right . rbi single in the second.
third inning and right off to cane . goes over the head . in the second. mes take and late throw and he is toast. look out. scary moment for cane . took the pitch by daniel hudson and came out and cane was squeezing his hand and followed with a bunt moments later. they provide the game winning run and making it 3-nothing and javier lopez ends it . throe-2 final and make it six straight wins. >> it is what we needed and play the way we wanted over the long rod trip. it is a pick for us to get on
a roll. we are up and down a lot early on in the next month. it is on the winning streak. another set back and makes you wonder if tiger woods will make . he took a fourth. he started to feel pain in his knee. and took the second shot and on nine clearly limping. and tiger had several knee surgeries . the knee acted up and achilles after that. it is a chain reaction. >> and as for the rest of the
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